The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce the winners of our 2022 TAME Scholarships.
Every year, TAME awards scholarships to high school senior TAME Club members who will attend an accredited college or university to study a STEM subject. Learn more about TAME’s Scholarships.
Scholarship Selection Committee
TAME is grateful for the contribution of our scholarship selection committee. The committee is comprised of TAME board members, scholarship donors, corporate partners, former TAME Scholars and TAME staff. All committee members agreed that it was a meaningful experience, and reminded them why they love STEM.
GPA, SAT/ACT, and equity in engineering
TAME Scholarship awards are driven by factors such as belonging to underrepresented groups in STEM, financial need, college major, and years of TAME involvement.
TAME no longer uses GPA or scores from SAT/ACT in selecting scholars. This decision is influenced by multiple factors, including the findings of the paper “Quantifying the Pool of Underrepresented Minority Students for Engineering Studies,” published by the American Society for Engineering Education. The findings indicated that GPA and standardized exams are not the predictors of success for students pursuing engineering degrees (and other STEM areas) and that the inclusion of these in college admissions process may in fact be hindering us from reaching ethnic and racial parity in schools.
STEM Scholarships made possible with your support
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the sponsors of these scholarships for helping TAME Students pursue careers in STEM: ConocoPhillips, EOS, Google, the James N. McCoy Foundation, Raytheon, University of Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, Permian Basin Area Foundation, The William Littles Scholarship Fund, Steve & Mary DeLeon, and the Board Members of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.
Here’s what it means to one Scholar:
“Through TAME, I was able to prepare for my future as I continued into higher education and allowed me to find a community where I fit in. Because as a minority, I’ve experienced the prejudice, stereotypes and racism that has been pitted against me. In sharing those experiences with those around me it allowed me to feel truly understood.
Granted the chance to continue my education I will engrain every bit of knowledge that is taught to me so that I can give back the gift to other communities. I seek to make and become a change for those struggling like I once did so that they may have the opportunity just as TAME provided me.”
Join us in making a difference in students’ futures. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help us support Texas students in pursuing their dreams.
TAME Scholar Class of 2022
- Alexia Fernandez Sanchez – New York University, Psychology
- Crystal L Zamora – The University of Texas at Arlington, Nursing
- Dylan Hunter Cortez – Amarillo College, Mechanical Engineering
- Fernanda Melgarejo – Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Pre-Nursing/Biology
- Gavin Ade Ethan Wiltshire – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Biomedical Engineering
- Jaqueline Alysse Ochoa – The University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics & Computer Science
- Mia Isabella Ortiz – The University of Texas at Austin, Finance & Mathematics
- Mia Marisa Williams – Texas Tech University, Chemical Engineering
- Nathaniel Ian MacLeod – Texas State University, Mechanical Engineering
- Wafiqah Mariyam Zubair – Harvard University, Biomedical Engineering
- James Addison III – Lamar University, Mechanical Engineering
- Kitana Ivania Reynoso – Texas A&M Kingsville, Civil Engineering
- Petra Areli Escajeda – The University of Texas at Dallas, Biomedical Engineering
- Symantha Anelia Noel – The University of Oklahoma, Computer Engineering
- Mai Phuong Nguyen Phan – The University of Texas at Arlington, Biology
James M. McCoy Foundation Scholarships
- Amanda Paz – University of California, Los Angeles, Geology/ Paleobiology
- Bao Louis Nguyen – Texas A&M University, Engineering
- Darian Anthony Hardin – Lamar University, Mechanical Engineering
- Edgar Maldonado – The University of Texas at Arlington, Mechanical Engineering
Steve and Mary DeLeon Scholarship
- Cammi Murai Campos – Rochester Institute of Technology, Chemistry
TAME Board Scholarship
- Joshua Angelo Martinez – University of Texas at Austin, Computer Science
Permian Basin Area Foundation Scholarships
- Araceli Munoz – The University of Texas at Dallas, Computer Science
- Miguel Angel Moreno – University of Texas Permian Basin, Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin Scholarships
- Changxu Liu – University of Texas at Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Eric H Ly – University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
- Favour Onafeso – University of Texas at Austin, Electrical Engineering
- Lambert O Ike – University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
- Sairamana Sivakumar – University of Texas at Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering
William Littles Scholarship
- Caitlyn Mykale Simpson – Lamar Institute of Technology, Computer Drafting
- Kaemon Javon Hall – Prairie View A&M University, Mechanical Engineering
Congratulations to the TAME Scholar Class of 2022! Best of luck with the the coming school year. We look forward to hearing more from you at the end of the Fall Semester.